Fiscal policy reforms could substantially increase the economic benefits of public lands for states and local communities.
Rob Godby, PhD, currently serves as the Director of the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, and is also an Associate Professor in the Economics Department at UW. His research areas include natural resource, energy, and environmental economics and policy, industrial organization and macroeconomic policy. He authored the books The European Financial Crisis: Debt, Growth and Economic Policy (2013) and A Greek Tragedy and a European Odyssey: The Politics and Economics of the Euro-crisis with Stephanie Anderson (2016). Rob has also authored or co-authored many professional journal articles and has prepared several studies for agencies of the Wyoming government on energy, economic development, labor market and education policy. His comments also often appear in the international, national, and local media. Rob’s passions outside of work include sportscar and bicycle racing, both of which he has participated in rather unsuccessfully.